No, you do not have to impale the BarrelBuddy. Some jags have a spear-tip and some do not. The jag only needs to serve as a “platform” to push the BarrelBuddy through the bore. What is important is to select the proper size jag for the bore size you are cleaning.
If you do have a spear-tip jag, gently twisting the BarrelBuddy onto the spear is a great way to clean, because you can dip the Buddy into solvent and easy manipulate it. This works best with the larger size Buddy’s. The RED and ORANGE size Buddy’s are more difficult to impale.← Faqs